If you're gonna live up to an alias like L. Ron Drunkard, you better play music fit for drinking. Kansas City's Red Kate fits the bill with its accelerate-around-the-curves blend of garage rock and trucker punk. Frontman L. Ron (no relation to the Scientology magnate, we hope) sings with a Parliaments-stained throat that barely needs a microphone. Guitarist Brad Huhmann traces his scene history back to Truck Stop Love, and the band's genealogy also includes townie-favorite acts like Wayback Machine and Gourmet Mushroom X. Tonight the group will raise a can to the release of its introductory EP, Little Red Songbook. You won't have to take a stress test to get in the door.